The game ended at around 10:05pm and lasted 4h02m. Attendance was announced at 20,000. Closing ceremonies were canceled due to the time.
Waseda Jitsugyo won its ninth championship, first in thirty-five years.0 Comments
Hamamatsu Kaiseikan announced on April 26 that they hired former Kintetsu Buffalo Norihiro Nakamura as a part-time coach for their high school team. He got the job because he is acquainted with the school’s baseball manager Kokoro Sano (they both started their professional careers after they were selected during the 1991 draft).
Nakamura earned his license to coach students last year in February. He will be coaching players on hitting and fielding one to two times a month.0 Comments
The steering committee for the Summer Koshien met in Osaka today and decided that the 2018 Summer Koshien will feature a tournament-high fifty-six high schools as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The decision will be approved during a board of directors meeting on April 26.
Regions that will have with an extra bracket (total two):
Source: Sponichi 4/19/2017
In other related news:
The 100th Summer Koshien next year could feature two schools from Fukuoka, as part of a special rule to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Summer Koshien. In the past, six brackets (Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Osaka, Hyogo) were added to the 80th (1998) and 90th (2008) tournaments.
Fukuoka is a large region that has been highly competitive. 134 high schools competed for one spot in last year’s Summer Koshien. Two high schools from Fukuoka made it to the Spring Koshien this year for the first time in twelve years and both managed to advance to the quarterfinals.0 Comments
The Japan Student Baseball Association met on April 14 to determine punishments for the following cases:
Violence against assistant
Four months beginning on March 1
Naha (Okinawa) vice director
Driving under the influence
One year beginning on February 17
Toyokawa Kogyo (Aichi) director
Six months beginning on March 6
School name withheld
Human rights violation
Three months beginning on January 25
Yazu (Tottori) manager
Two years beginning on March 24
Yazu (Tottori) coach and director
Did not stop acts of physical punishments
Three months beginning on April 12
Akeno (Mie) vice director
Taking upskirt photos with miniature camera
Two years beginning on March 23
Source: Jiji 4/14/20170 Comments
Osaka Toin beat Riseisha 8-3 earlier today and won the 89th Senbatsu (Spring Koshien).
Osaka carried a 3-0 lead into the 8th, but allowed three runs to score in the bottom of the 8th. They quickly recaptured the lead in the 9th on a two-run home run by pinch-hitter Ippei Nishijima. They tacked on three more runs and took an 8-3 lead.
Akira Neo took the mound in the bottom of the 9th for Osaka. He walked two runners before ending the game on a double play.
In other related news…
Senbatsu organizers announced a record high 532,000 fans attended the tournament this year. The previous high of 531,000 was set in 1989. The two tie-games and rematches helped push attendance figures this year.
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Today’s Spring Koshien Finals game was canceled due to poor weather conditions and postponed to April 1 at 12:30.0 Comments
Koshien Stats has been updated with games from March 30.0 Comments
Koshien Stats has been updated with games from March 29.0 Comments
Koshien Stats has been updated with games from March 27 and 28.0 Comments